Dec 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
. "tragedy at the elementary school." >>> good evening tonight on this saturday evening from newtown, connecticut, again this evening, a small town in a small northeastern state, but the killing that happened here is breaking hearts from one corner of this vast country to another. here in newtown, 26 christmas trees placed today on the road to the school, one for every victim who died there. in texas today, high schoolers coming together to sing in honored of those lost. in oregon, hundreds gathering for a candlelight vigil. in what has become a national day of grief. but of course that grief felt nowhere more than right here in newtown, where you're looking at makeshift memorial, outside of sandy hook elementary school, people coming together there this evening to try to understand what happened. and try to comfort one another. our abc news team here on the ground covering it all and this evening for the first time, we're learning the names, seeing some of the faces of the young victims, all of them first graders. the medical examiner reporting a short time ago, many of them were sh
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima church. he was thanked for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings opinion tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. >> i think i saw brazil, australia, anybody in newtown needs a hug. amazing. >> reporter: in the town hall, a mountain of donated toys is piling up just in time for christmas. even hurricane sandy victims are giving hundreds of teddy bears. >> reporter: new town wants others to pay it forward now in honor of the victims. from a secret santa in pennsylvania to new jersey, where kristin went shopping for ingredients, only to find a target gift card hidden in her cart asking her to pay it toward in honor of sandy hook shooting victim catherine hubbard. it made me stop.